On Friday, December 4 of 2009, Malick Pathe Sow will perform in the premiere of Blindnote. The performance will be plunged into complete darkness for this concert, which will allow the audience to experience the pure beauty of music in the same way as a blind person. Performing in an environment where you can see nothing is intended to be a challenge for both the audience and the musicians.
Blindnote brings together some of the best Belgian world music musicians, who have worked with the likes of Yasmin Levy, Tiharea, Ialma, Goran Bregovic and Marlène Dorcena.
The concert will be something of an international journey, featuring the hoddu (a 2000-year old African lute), the melancholic tones of the Armenian duduk, some unusual sounds from Latin America, and one of Madagascar’s richest voices. The profits will go to the NGO Light of the World, which supports projects with blind children in Africa.
Karim Baggili: guitar, oud, vocals
Talike: vocals, percussion
Osvaldo Hernandez: percussion, flutes, conch shells,… and artistic direction
Malick Pathe Sow: hoddu, guitar, vocals
Vardan Hovanissian (Armenia): duduk, shvi, clarinet, accordion
Emre Gültekin (Turkey): baglama, divan, cura, vocals
Blindnote in concert:
Friday 4 December 2009, 20.00, Molière/Muziekpublique, Brussels
Saturday 29 January 2009, 20.00, De Borre, Bierbeek
Author: World Music Central News Department
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